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Criminal

(Breeder #2)

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Following the horrors she discovered in the basement of Sanctuary and her miraculous rescue at the end of Breeder, there is no longer any doubt in Pria’s mind that the Unified World Order and their goals for humanity are wicked. But convincing the rest of the world will be another story. When it’s revealed that the files she’d stolen from Sanctuary are worthless to the reb ...more
Kindle Edition, 419 pages
Published August 25th 2016 by The Writer's Coffee Shop
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Sandra "Jeanz"
Jul 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian
Almost speechless! another fantastic installment in brilliant dystopian\post book, The Breeders Cycle Series by K.B. Hoyle.....looking forward to more.
What an inspired twist at the very end!!
Donna Huber
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
K.B. Hoyle has written another great book. I did feel like she was trying too hard to drive a particular "clue" home with readers. It would probably be a good idea to re-read Breeder before picking up Criminal. I had a hard time remembering some of the details. Overall it is an enjoyable read and I can't wait until Clone comes out. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads
Angela Crouch
Aug 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Once upon a time, there was an avid reader named Angela. Angela loved reading so much, but, shockingly, did not know that this wonderful community of book bloggers and vloggers existed. Imagine her glee when she could start connecting with people that shared the same passion for the written word as she did! As fellow bloggers or vloggers who have ever received a product for review, I know that you all will know the joy that comes with that first package or hitting the download button for the ver ...more
Anni (Tea in the Treetops)
What a ride!

Full review posted at Tea in the Treetops in August 2016. Check the blog for a guest post from KB Hoyle on the 19th!

Pria has escaped the Breeder Sanctuary for the second time and is back with the Free Patriots in the Asylum Nest. She is no longer forced to give birth to 'contributions' for the Unified World Order (UWO) and is keen to help the rebels bring the regime down, but many of the Free Patriots are still reluctant to trust the newcomers. They still need to convince the various
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Karen Voitik
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
>Book Review – Criminal –

>This book is the second in the Breeder Cycle series and ends in a cliffhanger. I never read the first book in the series, but there are enough context clues and short reminders that the first story wasn’t necessary for me to enjoy this second book in the series. I enjoyed meeting Pria, a young girl who was brought up her whole life believing the extreme ideology of the Unified World Order. A group of rebels liberate her and the second story takes up as Pria is le
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A.B. Shepherd
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm a huge K.B. Hoyle fan. Loved her Gateway Chronicles series and truly enjoyed the first book in this series, Breeder. I was given an ARC of Criminal in exhange for a fair and honest review.

Criminal picks up where Breeder left off and it is best to read Breeder first if you can. Pria is still extremely naive due to her isolated upbringing but she's learning. I didn't reread Breeder before I started Criminal, and wish I had because it took me a little while to catch back up. I love the new frie
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Andrea (mrsaubergine)
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-edits
I want to give this series all the stars! It is so very, very fabulous! I don't want to give too much away because there are many twists, but Pria makes some new friends, and Pax... sigh. I love their swoony awkwardness together. The ending is a real kicker and, needless to say, I need book three immediately!
Patricia Reding
Jul 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In Criminal, Book 2 of her award-winning The Breeder Cycle series, K.B. Hoyle leads readers through the continuing adventures with Pria and her new found friends, members of The Freedom Fighters, a group of those who refuse the ways of the Unified World Order. Having determined that they need more information, as much had been lost of the Great Destruction of Information that occurred when the UWO took over, plans are made to send Pria from Asylum, back to her former life in the city, where she’ ...more
Shinae Wyckoff
Oct 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Criminal, Book II in the Breeder series by K.B. Hoyle, continues with the story of Pria who has escaped from the UWO (a dystopian organization bent on achieving a perfect society through selective breeding). In Book I of the series Pria learns of the abominations of the UWO and discovers she's being used to carry out their plans. As the story progresses in Criminal Pria is asked by the Free Patriots to once again infiltrate the society to garner proof of the evil being perpetrated and to convinc ...more
Megan Smith
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I do really wish there had been more background info in the beginning to recap Breeder, since I had forgotten a good bit, but once I started piecing everything back together I really enjoyed it! The plot was good and rather unpredictable! I usually see what's coming from a mile away and this book surprised me time after time. And the end? AAAH!!! Not to give away any spoilers, but how am I supposed to wait for the next book??

Highly recommend, but do reread Breeder before starting Criminal. And m
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Cynthia Hilston
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't stop reading!

Both books of this well-written trilogy gripped me and wouldn't let go until I finished. Now I want book three! The series is way underrated. If you like young adult dystopian novels, give this series a try. You won't regret it!
Aimee
Jul 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Enjoyed it, even if I knew what was coming at the end.
Teresa
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5
Nicole Overmoyer
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
 read a book in December 2014 called Breeder by K.B. Hoyle and I loved it. The story of a dystopian world in which the perfect specimens of young women are selected to be breeders, producing the perfect offspring for the United World Order. The story centered on Pria, who had been a Breeder until she was rescued by a mysterious man named Pax. The pair of them found their way to a resistance nest where they set out to try and help upend what had become of the world.

I remember being very eager to
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Mignon Mykel
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 / 5 stars

It has been a l.o.n.g. time since I read Breeder...but this part two of the story is one I've been waiting for since then. If you haven't heard of the series, it's a dystopian type story and it is freaking amazing. I love the thought process and I loved our characters in the previous book, so when Criminal's tour was announced, I knew this was a book I needed to get behind, even if I was choosing to step away from reviewing.

This book was worth the wait. I would have liked it sooner
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Haley
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Don't make me throw this book at you, bc I will do it: http://ilayreading.com/2016/09/01/cri...

Also there is a giveaway at that link!

It’s a second book, so there are some of the typical plot developments that have to happen to build for the third. You can almost taste the tension for what is coming next and there was one thread that I picked up early on that all along I was just thinking yes…Yes…YESSSS. By the end I already knew what the next book was going to be.
Sarah Turner
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoy K.B.Hoyle's writing. Her world building in this series is complex, complete, and subtle. You acquire the knowledge of the dystopian world along with the narrator Pria, discovering it as she discovers which makes it different from the 'telling' and over the top backstory that happens in a lot of other popular Dystopian novels.
Marian Jacobs
Aug 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow. Just... wow. Where to start. This book was definitely shocking. It wasn't as good as the first, but I'm still looking forward to reading book three!

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K. B. Hoyle is an author, a public speaker, a creative writing instructor, and a former classical history teacher who uses her knowledge of the ancient and medieval worlds to pen speculative fiction for readers of all ages. She stays busy at her home in Alabama with her husband and their four young sons.

She is a Readers' Favorite 5-Star reviewed author and a multiple recipient of the Literary Clas
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